Join us on May 2nd, 2019 for 350Vancouver’s fossil fuel Divestment Forum, and the official launch of 350Vancouver’s citywide divestment campaign.
The Forum will provide concrete tools to assist non-profit, private and public-sector stakeholders in divesting from fossil fuels. The evening will include a panel discussion facilitated by 350Vancouver, with speakers offering financial expertise, individuals discussing the impacts of divestment, and representatives of a successfully divested organization speaking to their experiences.
An exhibition-style forum will follow the panel, in which organizations seeking to divest can learn about the process of making this transition from financial experts and groups that have already successfully divested.
Organizations across Canada and around the world including universities, faith groups, unions, municipalities and individuals are withdrawing support for the fossil fuel industry by divesting.
By encouraging divestment, 350Vancouver brings attention to the economic risk in fossil fuel investments (80% of fossil fuels must stay in the ground to keep temperature increase to 2°C), engages the media, influences public opinion, and puts pressure on politicians to move away from a fossil fuel-based economy.
Led by our dedicated colleagues at UBCc350, students and faculty at the University of British Columbia recently voted overwhelmingly for their university to divest from fossil fuels. Similar campaigns are underway at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University and many, many other places.